Welcome. Now That We’ve Met . . . We’re Friends

Paul 3Thanks for visiting this site.

I got out of the Army in early 2015, and am now a teaching pastor at Friendship Church in Lakeland, FL. It’s a relationship-oriented ministry built on a small-group model. Having completed the MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Tampa, I’m also teaching writing at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. I am excited about the opportunities and the doors that have opened up to me.

In addition, I’m just getting started writing. I primarily write nonfiction. The first book is based on my MFA thesis, and is about ministry experience in Iraq in 2007. I’m working on a second book now, using the shortest river in the world as a parable or metaphor  for what happens in a person’s life and how we respond. Future projects may include an adaptation of my doctoral dissertation on the Biblical Principles of Marriage. Then, my wife and I want to write a devotional book for couples based on the Biblical Principles of Marriage. And that’ll be followed by a book of stories about some interracial experiences I’ve had, starting from when I was a kid.

Feel free to look around. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to discuss marriage or parenting issues, ministry, racial issues, or living a Christian life,  please send me an email or a Facebook message. If you like what you see, please consider sharing this site or recommending it to your friends. If you’re interested in having me speak to your group, school or church, please let me know.

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